HAMDPEN-SYDNEY, VA-This Saturday, Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon will meet on the gridiron for the 120th time since 1893 in the oldest small school rivalry in the south, simply known as 'the Game.' The Tigers own a 60-48-11 advantage in the series, but it has been back and forth over the last eight seasons, with each team winning four of the meetings since 2007.
Hampden-Sydney recently had a three-game winning streak snapped with a 33-20 loss to Guilford, while the Yellow Jackets - who lost six of their first seven games - have gotten hot recently, winning their last two.
While the Jackets won the last meeting 24-10, the Tigers best Randolph-Macon in the last game at Day Field, using a Tyler Ikwild goal line stop to take a 28-26 win in 2013, while clinching the ODAC Championship.
The overall series began in 1893, with Randolph-Macon taking a 12-6 victory in the Tigers' second year as a program. Hampden-Sydney returned the favor, however, in 1896 with a 24-0 victory - the second-ever victory for the program.